Business

I Did THIS for the 1st Time in Years!

For the first time in years, I decided my last trip (to The Netherlands, our old hometown) would be a non-working one. 

Normally and especially on overseas holidays, I try to do meetups or workshops or see clients / clients-turned-friends during a day or two, and on this trip, none of that was planned.

I enjoy my work supporting women to their authentic brands and higher callings so much (it’s felt like a natural extension of life ~ hasn’t felt separate) and, that said, some has changed — not the enjoyment of the work part, but other ways around the expression of it).

All that said, I was still checking in every couple days and on one of the days, my husband and I received an email from the CEO of the prison reform & rehabilitation project we’re working on with amazing news!

We sent him an audio message back and I can’t tell you how equally GREAT it felt to hit send before getting on bikes with Nolan. 

Your dream/a dream impacts the dreams of many others, KEEP GOING ~ while not forgetting to take care of the one who keeps it — all — going…

In other news, what’s your next move? Both in self-care and in the name and care of others?  

Make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…enjoy your business, enjoy your life! 

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

For Those Inside Tough Times (The Second Life!)

For those inside tough times, pain and joy coexist. 

It may not feel like that right now, but they can and do.

Though pain is ground for great growth (break that ground…live inside it as long as it is there, don’t stuff it down), we also grow inside permission to feel the expansion of great happiness, too. 

Healing requires us to feel and fumble through pain, but it also requires us to finally allow in the essential joy piece (our other truth), even when we don’t think we are up for it. 

Find the people and projects that make you genuinely happy and at peace, especially when your other half is not feeling her best. 

It’s through both the pain and the opposite of it that we deeply take care of ourselves and grow a second skin, giving ourselves a second chance or a second life —

Joy is awaiting to be awakened by you as you’re able (and you were born able!). 

Make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…enjoy your business, enjoy your life! 

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

Simplicity & Saying No

What if living life simply was another way of saying you were living it without apology by saying nah, I won’t be part of that conversation or drama, no, I don’t need to buy the next best thing, nope, don’t need the make me thinner app/filter, no, I don’t need to go to the party/event, simply to appease a fear of missing out? 

What if…

What if more joy?
What if more peace?
What if more acceptance of self (repeat more joy and peace)?
What if more energy to get after a higher calling, more energy to developing or making ourselves a little better emotionally every day…more to give to meaningful projects, causes and to our family?

Yes — yes to it all. 

Make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…enjoy your business, enjoy your life! 

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

Our Kids Are Not Ours (son’s graduation, photo)

From my tiny dancer, who, at a wedding one year, we thought we had genuinely lost him on the grounds (he was five), but ended up finding him in the middle of the dance floor while people cheered around him, to my comedic, but chill elementary and middle schooler who enjoyed hanging with us alllll the time and got stronger and taller than me by the minute in this last stretch to finally beat me in most all basketball and tickle fest matches, he’s always had a whole wing of my heart all to himself…⁣

In fact, he’s masterfully helped to BUILD the many new additions in it — great new wings, suites… penthouses of the heart, all able to hold more, give more (and receive more).⁣

And, what‘s striking me (has struck me) as he’s gotten older these last three years is this understanding, on a more energetic level, that he is not mine (see “MY tiny dancer” or “MY comedic but super chill elementary and middle schooler” wording above). ⁣

I helped create him and, yes, birthed him and I also enjoy nurturing him, but he isn’t mine. He is something more powerful than that.⁣

My greatest WISH let loose on the world maybe?⁣

My greatest wish let loose on the world.⁣

Make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…enjoy your business, enjoy your life! 

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur